Time Spent (And Wasted) In Meetings

By on July 30, 2018 at 10:13pm


21% The amount of time on average, workers spend in meetings
25% The amount of time, on average, workers say time in meetings is wasted
24% The amount of time, on average, finance leaders spend in meetings
21% The amount of time, on average, finance leaders say time in meetings is wasted.

The most common issues in meetings, according to workers:

66% Starts or ends late
63% It’s unnecessary (e.g., could’ve been handled over email)
57% Too much or not enough time allotted
57% Attendees distracted (using phone, checking email, doodling, etc.)
55% Attendees interrupt each other
49% Not sticking to an agenda when one is provided
47% Attendees unprepared

(Multiple responses allowed. Top responses shown.)

20% The amount of time, on average, finance leaders spend in meetings conducted via an online platform.

36% The percentage of workers who admit they’re less engaged during remote meetings.

47% The percentage of finance leaders who said the same regarding their staff and virtual meetings.

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 U.S. workers age 18 and older who work in an office environment, and more than 2,000 finance leaders in more than 20 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas

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